The annual Modena Cento Ore once more saw 100 vintage cars competing through the roads of northern Italy. For the 2019 event, James was joined by his wife to be as the codriver- navigator team, driving '#16425', the last of 15 factory built 365GTB/4 'Daytona' Competiziones.
Late last year we sold a Ferrari 212 Barchetta 0098. Converted from a coupe in period, the car features extensive period and recent motorsport history. As a car that has completed the Mille Miglia several times, and more recently in the Monaco Historic, the new owner was keen to partake in an event as soon as possible.
We prepared and transported both cars to the event and competed alongside many longstanding friends of the business. A familiar name, in particular, Richard Cook who most recently competed alongside Harvey in the 2.0 Cup at Dijon, was driving alongside his wife in a Cobra 289. This car had led the Goodwood TT last year in the car and he would go on to win the MCO event overall, demonstrating the versatility of the voracious Cobra 289.
Over the course of 4 days, the rally would see cars competing on a mix of road and circuits. Starting some action at Misano and then passing to Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Mugello and finally Autodromo di Modena.
Open to both competition and regularity classes, the option affords both a faster paced alternative or more time to enjoy the scenic route.
James returned home from the Modena Cento Ore with the special Brandoli Trophy, awarded to the best preserved car in attendance.